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BjJ (#46902476)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 25 days
Bertha Sparrow
Thanks for the info. I added it plus more. Do you know where her parents are buried.

Bertha Find A Grave Memorial# 80845094

Added by Glenda on Jan 10, 2015 10:14 AM

Susan H. Davis
Ina Staber
Thanks for her obit. I linked her parents too. Catching up post holidays! Happy 2015!!!

Added by Susan H. Davis on Jan 10, 2015 9:54 AM

Leah McCarthy Kopka
Millie Bilderbeck Obit
Thank you for the obituary info for Millie Anderson Bilderbeck. I have added it to her memorial.

Added by Leah McCarthy Kopka on Jan 09, 2015 3:26 PM

"Thank You!"
"Thank You!" for the obituary for William Hambelton. We posted as request to William's biography.

"Thank You!"

Added by wildflower on Jan 09, 2015 10:03 AM

G. C.
RE: Stella Wagy

Excellent suggestion!

I learned something new today.

You are such a good contributor.

Thank-you, for taking your time and patience
to respond.

I will try the site for ten dollars -what a deal!

Happy New Year


Added by G. C. on Jan 09, 2015 5:18 AM

Don Looser
Malinda Litrell Saunders
Thanks for the correction. I've changed the place of death for Malinda Saunders.


Added by Don Looser on Jan 08, 2015 8:10 PM

G. C.
RE: Stella Wagy

May I please ask you where you gleaned the information where Horse Aid Society went
out in 1941?

I would like to access the information, (if you
wouldn't mind) and I have not a glue how you
dug it up.

Are you a distant cousin to Mabel Stella Wagy?

You are very good at what you do.


This is what I am referring to. T.Y.

RE: Stella Wagy
The only people I know for sure that are buried in this plot are Minnie Wagy Buckey, two infants and Jacob and Anna Wagy. Had sister Stella had a stone, I would have added her at the same time. The cemetery has no record of her death through 1940 and I found no reference to her death in the archived newspaper files through 1950. Her name is spelled Ehrlich but still didn't find anything other than a couple of references about the incorporation in 1910 and dissolution in 1941, both in New York. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Added by G. C. on Jan 08, 2015 5:58 PM

M. Brownson
Anna Craig #58725598
Hi BjJ,

Re Anna Warner Craig, I spoke with the cemetery staff. Her death date is 12 Feb 1960. She was interred on 16 Feb 1960 in Block 21-6-4-3 according to the staff. She was born in July 1871 according to the census. Her stone has 1870.

Also, her husband John Andrew Craig, # 58011752 was born 17 May 1863 and died 19 Feb 1930.

Thanks for your help.


Added by M. Brownson on Jan 07, 2015 1:54 PM

August George Neerman
Thank you for the obituary. All shared information is greatly appreciated.


Added by K M on Jan 06, 2015 10:52 AM

Way to verify burial in Oak Ridge, Spfld


Do hope you don't get weary of helping folk like me. ;)
Thank you very much for the very simple idea, that
completely escaped my brain, as a way to ensure my
fella was actually there.

Sometimes I'm going by burial record, sometimes a
note from a descendant, sometimes a reference to a
town -- and the whole family has been in one burial
place -- but I do want to KNOW, if you know what I
mean, because this is FINDaGrave.

Besides I want my descendants to be able to find
my ancestors and I'd really be sad, if I went a long
way only to find an unmarked grave or no one there
-- unless I'd been warned ahead of time.

I've a great uncle that way, so his findAgrave memorial
is labeled that, "family says he's there, cemetery staff
says he owned the plot, but it has no record of any
burial having been done in their books and there is
no headstone on the plot"... yet the plot stands alone
with older family having said, "thats where we put

Anyway, sorry to rattle on -- but THANK YOU!! --
again, for a cool way to check (for this particular
cemetery)... I'll try to make note of it (for future
use) and you can be sure I'll be calling them.


RE # 140961443 (David R. Stiman)

Added by ErgoSum on Jan 06, 2015 7:29 AM

Alverne J. Hollingsworth
RE: Perry Twins
Thank you for explaining the memorial for the girl twin. I will remove her from my records. Thanks again.

Added by Alverne J. Hollingsworth on Jan 04, 2015 10:46 AM

link for Ridgely info

Some books have the month as September, this on states October. Nala

Added by Nala on Dec 31, 2014 7:52 PM

Barbara Henderson DeWalle
I am sure this is Lillie Belle Henderson Silva Short. I have some civil war records of her father, Peter Henderson, which notates that she married George Short. Let me look these up in a few days...flu is at our house.

Added by Barbara Henderson DeWalle on Dec 29, 2014 1:12 PM

Penny Alexander
Damkey family
My name is Penny Alexander. Would you mind if I use your photos of the Damkey family on my family tree on They are ancestors of mine?


Added by Penny Alexander on Dec 29, 2014 12:39 PM

Linda Guynup Dewey
Samuel Slemmons Melvin
Thank you for the information regarding the duplicate memorials. I don't know how I missed the Springfield memorial -- spent a great deal of time sorting out the Melvin family a couple of years ago.

Most of the the Melvins are located in one plot at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California. Plot was purchased when Samuel Houston Melvin's (friend of Lincoln) father James Melvin died. Another of SHM's sons was secretary of the cemetery, so they obtained a large view plot.

SHM and Amanda Slemmons Melvin's daughter Mary Lincoln Melvin was married to my husband's gg uncle, Archibald Dewing. Dewings also have a plot at Mountain View. Mary is there.

In 1908, Not only Samuel Slemmons Melvin, but a younger sister, who lived just a few weeks were moved to Oakland. Strangely I believe two little girls were left behind.

When I started working on the Melvins at Mountain View, found that when yet another son, Henry A. Melvin, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, died in 1920, the Elks Grand Lodge offered to donate a large marker - but only if all others were removed. Exactly what happened. Other of the family members' markers were junked. Only other marker on the lot is that of brother Charles Melvin -- a small. tasteful flat one on the edge of the lot. He died in 1911. It's entirely possible that his was removed as were the others, but because of his special relationship to the cemtery association, it was returned.

Mary Lincoln Melvin Dewing, who was held by Lincoln as as infant, was a popular member of her husband's family. Every child had to be rocked by "Aunt Molly," or at least held by her. The child could then say they'd sat on the knee of someone who sat on Lincoln's knee. My husband remembers being driven to visit her in Sacramento, when he was very young, likely so he could make the claim.

I've cribbed your newspaper obituary for SSM -- found another in another old paper, will compare them. Do hope you don't mind that I copied yours.

Linda Dewey

Added by Linda Guynup Dewey on Dec 27, 2014 11:52 PM

Jessica Isaacson Cannon
RE: Herbert Stewart/Steward photo request
Ok thanks for the info =)

Added by Jessica Isaacson Cannon on Dec 22, 2014 10:27 PM

William Groves/Graves
Hi BjJ! I sent corrections for William Groves/Graves, and if you let me know it's been updated then I'll go ahead and delete what I added. Sorry about that - with the misspelling, I didn't notice another memorial in there. I was researching potential mother Ella Polk Taylor and it all looks like it would be a fit, but I'm not confident enough to add her as a link, so I put it in the bio area in case someone else can confirm. Curiosity... with so many under your responsibility, how did you notice that I'd added one?

Added by Janice on Dec 15, 2014 9:38 PM

Eliz Ramsey
Thanks for your work on this and the photo. I'm bummed that she has no stone, but I'm finding a lot of ancestors with no stone. I think this happens when the person is the last one living. There is no one left in the area to put a stone on them. (This was the reason for one of my Aunts.)

Anyway, thanks.


Added by Mezzo on Dec 15, 2014 2:33 PM

Dan Ryan
Joseph L. Thornburg
Obit. has been added.
Thank you for your time.
Happy Holiday,
Dan R.

Added by Dan Ryan on Dec 14, 2014 9:33 AM

Mrs. Deborah Mottar
I will look forward to the obit, thank you very much for caring enough to share.

Debbie #46911311

Added by Debbie on Dec 10, 2014 6:29 PM

RE: Floyd Gallowy Memorial #56394587
You are most welcome. It is funny that the last time I communicated with you is was about a Wheelock who was related to my neighbor, this time it is my extended family. Thanks you for the work that you do.

Added by eking1 on Dec 03, 2014 7:11 PM

Floyd Gallowy Memorial #56394587
First of all, thank, you for the work that you do. I thought that I should provide an explanation as to why I think that the name is Lloyd vice Floyd. See below--the death dates match and his adopted father is buried in the same cemetery, John Thomas Galloway.

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Lloyd Thomas Galloway
Name: Lloyd Thomas Galloway
Birth Date: 8 Jun 1910
Birth Place: Illinois
Death Date: 9 Mar 1923
Death Place: Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois
Burial Date: 12 Mar 1923
Cemetery Name: Oak Ridge Cemetery
Death Age: 12
Occupation: Student
Race: White
Marital Status: S
Gender: Male
Residence: Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois
Father Name: John T. Galloway
Father Birth Place: Illinois
Mother Name: Linnie Crabtree
Mother Birth Place: Kansas
FHL Film Number: 1557112

Do as you wish with the information.

Thanks again for your work.

Added by eking1 on Dec 03, 2014 1:02 PM

RE: Infant Mou
Thank you, again, for the added information!

Added by TPicPete on Dec 02, 2014 8:21 AM

The Secret Garden
Lutz memorial
Thank you BjJ

Added by The Secret Garden on Dec 01, 2014 6:34 AM

The Secret Garden
John Lutz
I got Mr. Lutz birth and death information from, not the obituary. Thank you.

Added by The Secret Garden on Nov 30, 2014 7:08 PM


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